I have had this stick vacuum for over a year. This vacuum is not intended to be a replacement for a standard vacuum. It is meant to be a supplement to it. What I mean by that is that it is not a deep cleaning vacuum. In fact, no stick vacuum will out compete regular corded vacuums. With that said, this definitely has a spot in my closet. I love having this stick vacuum to clean up small dirt and dust. I give this stick vacuum 4-stars, because it is a good value for the price.
-Quick and Convenient - No cords
-Excellent Value for the Price
-Does a good job cleaning tile, wood, and low-pile carpets
-Alkaline Battery lasts about 10 minutes (after a year, it's more like 5 minutes and 3 minutes after 2 years)
-Hair gets tangled in the roller (I use a pocket knife to clean. With the blade facing outwards, I run it along the roller for a quick way to release the hair)
-The filter cleaning process can get slightly messy. The canister empties easily, but dust and lint cling to the filter. If you shake that in the garbage, dust flies in the air. I typically take it outside and knock it against the deck or a tree every other time I use it.
-If you run out of battery while cleaning, it takes at least a few hours to get a charge long enough to finish up.